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Ross Perot Jr., chairman of The Perot Group, and James Latinsky, MP Materials co-founder and CEO a the site of MP Materials new U.S. magnet factory at AllianceTexas in Fort Worth.

Construction Begins in Fort Worth on America’s First Rare Earth Magnet Manufacturing Facility

Through a long-term agreement with General Motors, MP Materials is bringing its MP Magnets division to AllianceTexas and today began building a new, 200,000-square-foot rare earth magnetics and materials manufacturing facility.

The goal: Reshore this critical component for America's EV batteries, robots, drones, defense systems, and other tech. “We’ll bring the supply chain home,” MP's CEO promised today.
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Alto Expands Service to Silicon Valley as It Builds a New Dallas HQ and Aims to Go All‑Electric
by | Mar 8, 2022
Dallas-based ridesharing company Alto is entering its sixth market, after launching in Dallas and expanding to Houston, L.A., Miami, and Washington, D.C. With $60 million in funding since its 2018 launch, CEO Will Coleman talks about building a new HQ in the Dallas Design District, aiming to be in 25 metros over the next few years, and planning to be 100% electric by end of 2023.
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Dallas-Based Alto is Going 100% Electric as It Expands to Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley
by | Jan 4, 2022
Six months after a $45 million Series B raise, Alto will be a coast-to-coast company by end of this month. It now aims to transform its fleet of owned rideshare vehicles to 100% electric by the end of 2023, with a network of EV Ops Centers keeping them charged, maintained, and ready. The first center is being built now near its Dallas HQ.
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Plano-Based Toyota North America Will Build a $1.29B Battery Plant in the U.S. Could it Be Coming to Texas?
by | Oct 18, 2021
The battery plant is part of a $3.4B investment Toyota announced today toward developing and localizing automotive battery production in the U.S.—including lithium-ion batteries for EVs.
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Dallas-Based EV Startup is Electrifying the Future of Rideshare

by | Jan 28, 2021
What's next is scale, says eCarra's Rock Robinson. The electric vehicle startup offers luxury “rides that matter” in their fleet of Teslas. Landing its largest corporate client to date, the future looks bright. Now, Robinson wants to replicate its model in markets across the country to spur more EV usage—and help support other Black-owned businesses.
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Toyota Motor North America Advances Fuel Cell Electric Tech on Heavy-Duty Truck Prototype
by | Dec 14, 2020
"This is an important step in the transition to emissions-free heavy-duty trucks," according to TMNA Research and Development's chief engineer Andrew Lund.
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Kandi electric vehicle "most affordable"
Kandi Brings the ‘Most Affordable’ Electric Cars in the U.S. to Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Jul 30, 2020
A virtual event will kick off the launch of two models—the K23 and K27. The price tag for its new compact EV starts at about $13,000 after incentives, Garland-based Kandi America says.
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Energy Leadership Awards
TXU Names First North Texas Energy Leadership Awards Winners
by | Sep 26, 2018
Five North Texas businesses and organizations were winners in the categories of sustainability, innovation, energy management, community, and engagement.
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Kandi's K22 all-electric two-seat subcompact. [Courtesy: SCAutosports]

Electric Kandi: Garland’s SC Autosports Unveils Two EV Prototypes

by | Aug 29, 2018
Along with bringing Kandi electric vehicles to the U.S. market, SC Autosports is also planning to open an R&D center for EVs in Dallas.
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UPS Will Add 2 CNG Stations, Test Electric Vehicles in DFW
by | Jun 20, 2018
The package delivery company wants to have a quarter of its fleet running on alternative energy sources by 2020.
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Dallas to Test Smart, Pedestrian-Friendly Streets Within a Year
by | Apr 25, 2018
The City of Dallas’ Department of Transportation is currently identifying five parts of town where workers will weave smart city technology into street rehab projects.
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Fort Worth Startup To Introduce Home Charger for EVs

by | Dec 19, 2017
Revitalize Charging Solutions is looking to go beyond public charging for electric vehicles with home charging units.
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With National Drive Electric Week in Full Swing, an EV Owner Shares Tips From the Road
by | Sep 11, 2017
More than 180 electric and hybrid vehicles registered for the National Drive Electric Week kickoff event at Grapevine Mills Sept. 9.
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Drive Electric Week Puts a Charge in EV Awareness
by | Sep 19, 2016
The National Drive Electric Week celebration was held in Grapevine, with organizers breaking their record for most EVs in one place.
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